Upcoming Events

Check below for details of these really fun events coming up on our schedule!

   Hot Courts Every Thursday!
  Harbor Bay TC Inter Club Friday October 27th 
  Turkey Tournament Sunday November 5th 
  Holiday Party!! Saturday December 2nd 



Hot Courts  

Date:            Every Thursday evening
Time:           Drop-in (play continues from 6:30-9:30 pm)
Location:     Montclair Courts, Oakland (Mountain at Colton)
Cost:            $2 donation requested
Organizers :   Hans Boerner and Kenny Goodman
Hot Courts happen every Thursday evening, year-round.  Simply stop by anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (no partner needed) for some casual and fun doubles tennis.
The exact format varies, but generally consists of four no-ad games followed by a tiebreaker, after which those who had a bye on the previous round are brought in, partners and opponents are switched up, and play begins again.
The cost is only $2.00 per evening, which goes to help defray the costs of court maintenance and repair (nets, windscreens, etc.).
Join us!         

Harbor Bay TC Inter Club                 

Date:              Friday October 27th
Time:              6:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Location:        Harbor Bay tennis Club, Alameda
Cost:               $12 members $15 non members 
Organizers :    Marty Gutherz 
Registration:  Harbor Bay Sign Ups!

A mixer with the nice folks at the Harbor Bay Club in sunny Alameda is sched-uled for Friday, October 27th, at 6:00 PM. However, if you sign up for the event and arrive late, you will be treated mercifully and will be allowed to rotate into the flow of play.
I realize that this day is only 4 days before Halloween and that Halloween themed events are ubiquitous in the Bay Area for a week or more prior to October 31st, so for those of you who are Halloween party animals and feel compelled to adorn yourself in a costume, knock yourself out except for donning footwear unsuitable for tennis courts or ridiculously iridescent colors that could temporarily blind your opponents.
This event is suitable for 3.0 and higher ranked players. We have a total of 16 slots available (12 for members, 4 for non-members) as there are lots of courts available for play. If we can max out our participants and get an equal number of Harbor Bay participants, it’ll be a very lively event.

Past mixers with Harbor Bay have variably been highly enjoyable, so you don’t want to miss out on this year’s edition of this event.

Main dish type of food items and beverages are included in the entry fee but we are requesting that participants bring a side dish or dessert to share. 

MTA 18th Annual  Turkey Invitational               

Date:              Sunday November 5th
Time:              10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location:        Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland 
Who:               YOU
Why:                To have YOUR NAME engraved on the MTA Turkey Trophy (if we can find it)
Cost:               $12 members 
Organizers :    Mike Turkell 
Registration:  Turkey Sign Ups!

We have elected to run this fowl tournament again this year because the prospects for 
harvesting the grand prize look brighter than ever.  But due to the popularity of the 
event, be advised that only the first 20 MTAers and their guests can be accommodated.

Sign up individually or with a partner.  All are welcome.  A USTA rating is required for 
each entry and will be verified by our expert review committee.

Featuring individual scoring with rotating partners, you and your communication skills with 
complete strangers will be put to the ultimate test.  Old timers still recall when we once 
allowed registered partners to play together, only to be burned by a young pair listed only 
as “Jimmy and Chrissie.”

Please bring a delectable dish to share. Drinks will be provided.  But save room for the 
grand prize.  Event organizer, Mike “The Big Turkey” Turkull, has promised an upgrade over 
last year’s frozen turkey pot pie. He has his neighbor’s permission, a 12 gauge shotgun 
loaded, and his eyes on the prize. 

Contact at Mike Turkell for more info.  Don’t miss this one.

MTA Annual  Holiday Party         

Date:              Saturday December 2nd
Time:              6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 
Location:        Restautant Chu, 5362 College Avenue
Cost:               $45 for Dinner 
Organizers :    Lyn Murray 
Registration:  Holiday Party Sign Ups!

This is a Buffet Dinner, including appetizers and desert

*No-host cocktails before dinner (please bring cash for these)

*Corkage fee - $20.

*Historic MTA slideshow compliments of our esteemed video guru, Donna Haiman

*$45-dinner only, $60-dinner plus 2 beer/wine drinks

Questions?  Contact: Lyn Murray, 510-882-2064.

Don't Miss This Very Fun Event!!